Same or Different?

Same or Different?

"You like 'poTAYtoes', and I like 'poTAHtoes', you like 'toMAYtoes', and I like 'toMAHtoes'..." Sorry, I couldn't resist. The game Same or Different? is one of the easiest games to understand and immediately play because we humans play it constantly without realizing...

How Many?

The game How Many? is such a versatile one because of its seeming simplicity. You can ask this question of just about anything. That simple question has so many hidden depths of possibility though. Take the image above: How many ways can you answer "How Many?"? The...

Which One Doesn’t Belong?

When I was first brought on to help with materials for the Math Anywhere project a couple of years ago, it took me a while to wrap my head around the math games. When I was growing up, math was something scary that you did in school under the supervision of a...

It’s not greed, it’s math

It’s almost Christmastime in my household of six, and I’ve noticed lots of spontaneous math happening around our Christmas tree, since I’ve been slowly adding presents at night as I wrap them. “Whoa! This present is HUGE! It’s for me! Mine’s the biggest!” “Look at...

Learning isn’t Linear

This is Bea. On top of the slide. Bea made it to the top of the slide by walking up the slide itself, the "wrong" direction, as most children like to go. Another detail to know about Bea is that she just turned one-year-old. Oh, and- she's not walking on her own, yet....

Big Eyes and the Element of Surprise

To market anything to the 10 and under crowd these days all you need to do is add some big eyes and the element of surprise. For my son (10) and my niece (8) this holiday Harry Potter Mystery Mini-figures became the obsession. With one figure each in hand we started...

Noticing Math Noticings

Do you remember your child’s first word? Or maybe you’ve heard about the first words you used early on in life? My parents tell me the first sentence I uttered from my high-chair was “Hi, man! Or was that a woman?” as a neighbor with flowing 80’s metal hair passed by...

16 Cents a Day

When my son asks a math related question like, “How much longer until we get there?” or “How many baseball cards are in the whole box?” I do the good teacher-mom thing and come right back at him with the same question: “I don’t know, how could we figure it out?”...

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16 hours ago
Here is a math game your family can play anywhere! Where will you play "Find Shapes?"

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2 months ago
For the record, yes! We’d love to host Math at your Wedding! 😍 https://t.co/0deBSeXx8g